The '''Connecticut Historical Society''' (CHS) is a private, non-profit organization that serves as the official statewide historical society
. Established in Hartford, Connecticut|Hartford
in 1825, the CHS is one of the oldest historical societies in the nation.
The Connecticut Historical Society is a non-profit organization|non-profit museum
and education center
that is open to the public. Its mission is to connect you and the story of Connecticut. The CHS houses a research center containing 270,000 artifacts and graphics and over 100,000 books and pamphlets.
It has one of the largest costume and textile collections in New England.